This sampler is brought to you as part of a series of “Little Gems” that are available as a pdf download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers.
We are delighted to present to you an original design by Sandra and Nicola. Both of us derive much pleasure from our gardens and share a love of flowers.
In our garden many flowers bloom,
Roses, tulips, forget-me-nots
And many others too.
The project is stitched with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen and has been rated as suitable for needle workers of all levels of ability and can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.
We have finished the project into a drum but the little design would also be delightful as a framed sampler.
The pdf download includes the following graphs:
Graph 1 ~ A pdf with a four-page colour chart.
Graph 2 ~ A pdf with a one-page colour chart for the main design (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).
Graph 3 ~ A pdf with a four-page black and white chart.
Graph 4 ~ A pdf with a one-page black and white chart for the main design (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).
** Please note that the pdf does not include finishing instructions for a drum.
With our grateful thanks to Faye Riggsbee (Carolina Stitcher) who finished the project into a drum for us. Faye offers a professional needlework finishing service to stitchers ~ email@example.com.
At the very core of Hands Across the Sea Samplers there is a team of needleworkers who are passionate about antique samplers and being able to share those samplers with you. Hands Across the Sea Samplers are on hand to help those stitching our charts.
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In Our Garden has been stitched with DMC threads from a palette of nine colours. We have provided conversions for Soie 100.3 and Soie d’Alger from Au Ver à Soie. Only one spool or skein of each colour is required with the exception of Soie d’Alger #934 when working with two threads on 32ct fabric or lower.
DMC / Soie d’Alger / Soie 100.3 ~ Colour Description
825 / 115 / 769 / Blue ~ dark
936 / 2145v152 / Avocado green ~ very dark
3325 / 4932 / 480 / Baby blue ~ light
3326 / 3011 / 076 / Rose ~ light
3328 / 934 / 684 / Salmon ~ dark
3768 / 1735 / 486 / Grey green ~ dark
3770 / 4221 / 088 / Tawny ~ very light
3813 / 5022 / 073 / Blue green ~ light
3821 / 2533 / 303 / Straw
The model was stitched on 37ct Wild Honey from Legacy Linen. The project can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen. We recommend that you use a fabric, count and colour that appeals to you.
The main design area is 187 stitches (w) x 85 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing as a sampler. An additional calculation has been included for a 2″ margin for finishing into a drum.
14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 13.36″ x 6.07″ Fabric: 19.36″ x 12.07″ Drum ~ Fabric: 17.36″ x 10.07″
30ct linen: Design: 12.47″ x 5.67″ Fabric: 18.47″ x 11.67″ Drum ~ Fabric: 16.47″ x 9.67″
16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 11.69″ x 5.31″ Fabric: 17.69″ x 11.31″ Drum ~ Fabric: 15.69″ x 9.31″
18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 10.39″ x 4.72″ Fabric: 16.39″ x 10.72″ Drum ~ Fabric: 14.39″ x 8.72″
20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 9.35″ x 4.25″ Fabric: 15.35″ x 10.25″ Drum ~ Fabric: 13.35″ x 8.25″
46ct linen: Design: 8.13″ x 3.7″ Fabric: 14.13″ x 9.7″ Drum ~ Fabric: 12.13″ x 7.7″
Two rosebuds are required to make one 3D rosebud. To create the two 3D rosebuds attached to the drum you will need to stitch four individual rosebuds. The design area is 17 stitches (w) x 27 stitches (h). Each of the four individual rosebuds requires a 2” margin for finishing. The sizes given below are for one individual rosebud. The size of your overall fabric will depend on how you lay the rosebuds out.
14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 1.21″ x 1.93″ Fabric: 5.21″ x 5.93″
30ct linen: Design: 1.13″ x 1.8″ Fabric: 5.13″ x 5.8″
16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 1.06″ x 1.69″ Fabric: 5.06″ x 5.69″
18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 0.94″ x 1.5″ Fabric: 4.94″ x 5.5″
20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 0.85″ x 1.35″ Fabric: 4.85″ x 5.35″
46ct linen: Design: 0.74″ x 1.17″ Fabric: 4.74″ x 5.17″
The design area of the drum top is 51 stitches (w) x 51 stitches (h). A 2” margin is needed for finishing.
14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 3.64″ x 3.64″ Fabric: 7.64″ x 7.64″
30ct linen: Design: 3.4″ x 3.4″ Fabric: 7.4″ x 7.4″
16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 3.19″ x 3.19″ Fabric: 7.19″ x 7.19″
18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 2.83″ x 2.83″ Fabric: 6.83″ x 6.83″
20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 2.55″ x 2.55″ Fabric: 6.55″ x 6.55″
46ct linen: Design: 2.22″ x 2.22″ Fabric: 6.22″ x 6.22″